Name Your Subgenre – On Travel Writing: Inner and Outer Thoughts by Adam Hochschild

In his writing Hochshild explains how travel writing should take the reader “from ignorance to knowledge.”  I like this perspective of how to approach travel pieces.  I’ve only written one and I’m afraid it was more of a tourist pamphlet than a piece of journalism.  The nitty-gritty is what my paper lacked and that is what I now know I have to portray in order to give readers “knowledge” of a location.  Next time I take a trip anywhere I plan to take a notebook and record the stuff that I left out last time. 



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